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Oceans at MIT | Apr 20, 2015
Climate expert Jochem Marotzke tackles the discrepancy between climate models and real-world observations of global temperature at MIT's 15th Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture.

By Cassie Martin | Oceans at MIT

Earlier this year, weather and climate agencies around the world declared 2014 the warmest year on record, even though the increase in global mean temperature has slowed. This warming “hiatus” has puzzled climate scientists, as it deviates from climate...

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MIT News | Apr 17, 2015
MIT graduate student studies how a new UN treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, adopted by the UN in 2013, aims to reduce global mercury pollution by setting limits on specific pollution sources and prohibiting new mercury mining. Certain aspects of the treaty are still under negotiation, for instance the convention gives nations the...

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Link to Article | Apr 14, 2015
Mick Follows uses tiny marine microbes to model climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office

Dip a beaker into any portion of the world’s oceans, and you’re likely to pull up a swirling mix of planktonic inhabitants. The oceans are teeming with more than 5,000 species of phytoplankton — microscopic plants in a kaleidoscope of shapes and sizes....

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CEEPR | Apr 14, 2015
High-ranking delegation visits MIT to share lessons from the British Columbia carbon tax

“Sound climate policy makes for good politics.” In a nutshell, that was the message conveyed by a high-ranking delegation of government, civil society and business representatives from British Columbia, who discussed experiences with their province’s carbon tax at an Earth Day Colloquium...

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Link to Article | Apr 10, 2015
Grants of up to $200,000 will fund environmental partnerships over the next two years
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Photo: Christopher Harting


by Jennifer Chu | ...

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MIT News | Apr 06, 2015
MIT discussion highlights causes for optimism and the importance of emphasizing positive steps.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

Panelists at an MIT discussion yesterday on how to improve communication about climate change said that while serious obstacles remain in making the issues and potential solutions clear to the public and political leaders, there is some cause for...

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New Times | Mar 30, 2015
In an interview with The New Times, MIT Professor Ron Prinn says the new AGAGE climate observatory in Rwanda will help educate Rwandans interested in atmospheric science.

Solomon Asaba | The New Times

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Global Change Science are in advanced stages to start a climate observatory centre in Rwanda, next year, with an aim of collecting atmospheric observations from the slopes of Mt. Karisimbi, a...

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Link to Article | Mar 30, 2015
MIT event to address communication challenges — and opportunities for MIT to help overcome them.

Jessica Fujimori | MIT News correspondent

On Tuesday, March 31, MIT students, faculty, staff, and administrators will gather for an interactive panel discussion about challenges in communication around climate change.

The event, titled “Getting Through on Global Warming: How to...

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Washington Post | Mar 19, 2015
The Washington Post speaks to MIT meteorologist Kerry Emanuel, who dissects the climate science behind a recent tropical cyclone. "

By Angela Fritz | The Washington Post

Late last week, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record in the South Pacific made a direct hit on the island nation of Vanuatu, leaving more than 20 people dead and massive destruction in its wake.

Tropical Cyclone Pam’s sustained...

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MIT News | Mar 13, 2015
MIT Climate Change Conversation gets underway with brainstorming session on how to catalyze change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

A gathering of MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni took part Thursday in series of talks, polling questions, and brainstorming sessions aimed at spurring the whole MIT community to engage in the process of making the Institute a world leader, role...